Health Matters

Alameda Hospital, which announced last Thursday it is now officially part of the Alameda Health System, will be offering free health screenings as upcoming events.

This Saturday, May 10, the hospital will host free screenings in three essential areas of health at their booth at the Park Street Spring Festival, Alameda’s annual Mother’s Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when staff will offer what’s called the 3B’s assessment, which includes blood pressure, blood glucose and body mass index.

The Alameda Food Bank recently received a check for $400 from the Harbor Bay Intercultural Committee. The committee raised the funds through the Spring Festival they organize each year celebrating the Lunar New Year at Harbor Bay Landing. 
“I would like to thank the committee members for a wonderful contribution,” said Troy Gilbert, Alameda Food Bank executive director.

“Their generosity and commitment enables the food bank to purchase more and higher quality food for needy Alamedans.”

A dramatic jump in measles cases in California has prompted readers to ask what Alameda Unified School District’s (AUSD) vaccination requirements are and how many families are opting out. State law requires children to be vaccinated against a list of diseases before entering school, but parents can obtain waivers if vaccinating their children would violate their personal beliefs.

 

Read the full story and more Alameda news at http://webh.it/alamedasun. 

 

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco will present Yoga: The Art of Transformation on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Regina K. Stafford Meeting Room at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The program coincides with an exhibition of the same name at the Asian Art Museum.

The presentation explores yoga’s goals; its Hindu as well as Buddhist, Jain and Sufi manifestations; its means of transforming body and consciousness and its profound philosophical foundation.

This is a free program sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library.

 

Alameda residents John Cashman, Diane Runyan and Nita Greganti are once again joining the AIDS LifeCycle bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles travelling 545 miles to support the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF).

Cashman, owner of The Cashman Team Inc. Real Estate  Company, and one of the oldest on the ride has been riding for the SFAF since 1995 and will take his 12th ride this year.

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